I remember how terrified I was graduating college at the age of 22. Like many graduates, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I thought I wanted to be an English teacher and talk about Hemingway all day. Then I got a dose of reality when I stepped into a classroom and hated pretty much every second of it, even though people kept telling me I was good at it. When I walked across the stage for graduation I dreaded the idea of becoming a career teacher, so I started focusing on the only two things I genuinely cared about at the time — Writing and traveling.
It’s scary as hell, but life can be pretty interesting when it’s giant, ambitious question mark at the age of 22. Not being glued to one particular thing, however, pushed me to have the two greatest adventures of my life: First, working as a research assistant for the wife of Hunter S. Thompson and being a caretaker at Owl Farm for a year (…I’m in the second paragraph of this book). And two, getting involved with the founding of BroBible when I moved to New York in 2009.
There is beauty in not knowing what the hell you’re going to do with your life when you graduate college.
In the video above, millionaire entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk gives a perfect locker room pep talk for anyone who just graduated college and has no idea what they want to do with their life. It’s scary AF, but if you’re in that position you have no idea how lucky you are. At 22 you really are entering some of the most exciting years of your life, so, as we say in the Gonzo tribe…